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    Spin From the Clueless ICANN Board Apologist
    by Anonymous on Friday June 03 2005, @10:10AM (#15425)
    "ICANN does not propose TLD applications, the community does. I do agree that we do have a paradox where in order to try to vet the applications, a process is put in place which is expensive and difficult to navigate. This makes it harder for bad applications to get in, but also makes it more difficult for less funded socially positive applications to make it through the process. This is something we need to think about as we work on the RFP process for gTLDs. This is a valid concern.

    I haven't been on the ICANN board that long, but I have never seen anything to make me believe that ICANN approves TLDs based on whether they provide more revenue to ICANN or not. It may appear this way because financial viability is one of the criteria. If a TLD operator is not financially viable, it much more likely there will be trouble for the registrants or that the TLD operator will do something unreasonable. Clearly, financial viability also means that it is likely ICANN will receive revenue.

    But to put .xxx in context... We are just going through all of the sTLDs that were submitted this round. We had independent evaluators involved in providing a first round of feedback and the board is going through each of the applications. .xxx was not the first one approved and is not the last."
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    "the TLD operator will do something unreasonable"
    by Anonymous on Friday June 03 2005, @10:17AM (#15426)
    "the TLD operator will do something unreasonable"

    Such as ?... ...putting up a wait-list service ? ...defaulting all unused names to their ads ? (like .WS does) ...selling names for one price to one group and another price to another group? ...servicing DNS requests from broad-band adult-content subscribers before other requests ?

    Why does ICANN think it has a monopoly on
    defining what is unreasonable ?

    Some people think ICANN is unreasonable.
    What can people do about that ?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    "We had independent evaluators involved" ??
    by Anonymous on Friday June 03 2005, @11:14AM (#15431)
    "We had independent evaluators involved" ??

    Who?

    Dave Crocker and Randy Bush ?

    Bill Manning ?

    David Conrad ?
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